Thrilled children get to see their illustrations published in a Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal new recipe book ‘Delicious Dining’ with a foreword by celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson. The book promotes ‘healthy eating for people with Diabetes and their families’.

Children from Laleham Church of England Primary School entered the competition to illustrate one of the five sections within the book (Starter, Main, Puddings, Snacks or Kids Parties).

The book is being compiled by Ashford and St Peter’s Dietetics Department in conjunction with Brooklands Catering College. The money raised will help the Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal to build a dedicated diabetes resource centre in the grounds of St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey and improve the delivery of diabetes care in Surrey and West Middlesex.

The 5 winners were also each presented with a £10 book token by Abra Willis from Waterstone’s on 7th April at the bookshop’s Walton-on-Thames branch. Abra commented, “Waterstone’s is delighted to be involved with such an innovative project as the recipe book which is supporting such a worthy cause.”

Diabetes is a condition that affects 2 million people in the UK. People who live with Diabetes, their family, friends and carers are invited to a day of inspiration and information. Saturday 19th April will mark the third annual Living with Diabetes Day run by Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust and The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Appeal.

The programme is packed with instructive speakers including medical professionals who will give an overview of diabetes and cover areas such as Gum Disease, Retinal Screening and the latest research developments. There will also be a selection of exhibitions offering a range of services and advice on diabetes care.

Consultant nutritionist, registered dietitian, broadcaster, best-selling author and Master NLP Practitioner, Azmina Govindji RD will be creating culinary delights to inspire during her cookery demonstration. During her session she will share a selection of delicious, nutritious and healthy meal ideas. She will also join the dieticians from Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals to answer questions such as: what type of diet should I follow and why is it so important to keep blood glucose levels stable?

Azmina has also appeared on TV programmes such as ITV’s This Morning and Channel 5’s Wright Stuff. As well as being a regular contributor to numerous magazines, radio and regularly quoted in the national press. With all these media credentials,Azmina is a real treat to meet. Author of 14 books, including Healthy eating for Diabetes with Antony Worrall Thompson,Azmina also supports the ‘Delicious Dining’ recipe book.

Book now for the Living with Diabetes Day as tickets are limited. The event will take place at Sir William Perkins School,Chertsey on Saturday 19th April 2008. Registration is from 9.30am and the day ends at 4pm. Tickets £4 concessions, £6 Adult and £4 hot and cold lunch. Further information and a booking form can be found at www.stephaniemarks.org.uk or call Val Marks, Fundraising Manager on 01932 722330.